Who Needs a Mommy Morning Out?!

If you answered “no” to the title of this post, then please tell us your secret!  In the end, I think we can all agree that ALL moms can use a morning out once in a while!  Picture this: drinking coffee (the good kind…) without little hands grabbing at your cup and risking third degree burns. And, perhaps more importantly, eating some delicious breakfast treats that you did NOT have to make (because who has time for that?).  Add in a FREE chair massage, some uninterrupted shopping time (with other mommy friends, both old AND new), an hour of expert advice from Iowa City’s leading health professionals, and ending the morning off with some AMAZING raffle prizes and swag to take home!  Seriously…if you aren’t drooling right about now, let us tell you some more details…

Our Sponsors

We first have to give a big, grateful shout-out to our Co-Host for this event, The Family Dental Center.  Their friendly staff will be there to greet you at their informational booth, and their own Dr. Hanneman will be featured in our expert panel sharing his wisdom about caring for our little one’s teeth.  Oh, and did we mention that they are also providing the swag bags for all of you to take home (along with some goodies)?  Thank you so much, Family Dental Center!

Another big thank-you goes to the lovely staff at the Coralville Marriott, for welcoming us into their space this weekend as we come together to enjoy this day.  If you haven’t visited the Marriott at Iowa River Landing yet, then you are in for a treat.  Such a beautiful, beautiful space!  {PS..Feel free to park in the parking lot adjacent to the hotel; when you enter the event, we will validate your parking for you!}

massage heights baby talkWe also want to give a shout out to our friends at Massage Heights (Iowa River Landing) for offering FREE chair massages for all of our guests this Saturday.  We must admit, those massages were the hit of the party at our First Birthday Bash, and we expect nothing less this time around!  We moms work HARD every day, and we all deserve a good ol’ fashioned backrub once in a while.  Right?!  Massage Heights will also be adding a little something to your swag bags, as well as doing an amazing giveaway for one of the moms!  You won’t want to miss it!

The Food

First things first, there will be coffee.  And not just any coffee.  We only get the BEST for you moms!  Waterstreet Coffee Bar has graciously offered to send over some of their delicious coffee, with a side of muffins and biscotti, just for YOU. What better way to start a Saturday morning?!

The Shopping

Oh wait…maybe there IS a better way to start a Saturday morning:  coffee AND shopping!  This event will feature some awesome vendors, perfect for both new moms and “seasoned” moms as well!  Our vendors include Soggy Bottom Diaper Service, Itsy Bitsy Boutique, Arbonne, Usborne Books, and Thirty One gifts.  We will also have Jazzercise Iowa City and LiteRite Photography there to fill you in on what they have to offer as well!

The Prizes

Let’s just say, you’re going to want to buy a couple extra raffle tickets when you arrive.  Again, we only want the BEST for our readers, and these giveaways will not be disappointing any of you, that’s for sure!  Here’s a list of the prizes you may be walking away with on Saturday…

City Mini Stroller ($250 value!)

baby carrier from Bity Bean

custom nursery print from Ready Set Hello

1 pair of Freshly Picked moccasins (YOU pick the size and color!)

Running Wild gift card

a free Summer Camp from National Dance Academy

a day of pampering from Massage Heights

from Thirty One gifts

a basket of Usborne Books

box of Brownie Brittle by Sheila

Pregnancy Kit from Mama Mio Skincare

Just for Baby gift set from Happy Family 

The Swag

And, as always, for those of us non-lucky moms who never hear their name called during the raffle prize announcements…there’s some awesome swag to take home!  Our guests on Saturday are going home with some samples, goodies, and coupons from all of the following:

The Family Dental Center

Massage Heights

Running Wild ($10 gift cards for everyone!)

Thirty One

Corridor Birth Alliance

West Music

National Dance Academy

Usborne Books

doTERRA oils

Mama Mio Skincare

Carter’s

Skinny Pop

Pirate’s Booty

Ready Set Hello

Brownie Brittle

Boogie Wipes

Puffs Plus

Happy Family

***For more details (and pictures) of these awesome raffle prizes and swag items, be sure to follow us on Instagram (@icmomsblog) for frequent updates!***

And last but not least… THE EXPERTS!

Perhaps the most exciting part of the morning is the fact that we will be HONORED to share the room with 8 of Iowa City’s leading experts in all things pregnancy, birth, and child-raising.  You do NOT want to miss this opportunity to not only hear them speak, but also share the floor as we offer a Q&A session for all of your burning questions about all things motherhood.  Stay tuned to the blog at 1pm today for an introduction to all of our AMAZING panelists.  We can’t wait for you to meet them!

The Tickets

If we haven’t convinced you to purchase a ticket to our mommy morning out yet, then maybe you are living on a different mommy-planet.  Make room in your schedule, and join us Saturday morning for a refreshing experience, sure to inform you and pamper you and introduce you to some new moms in our community.  Ticket sales end WEDNESDAY at midnight, and we will NOT be selling any at the door.  So tell your friends, or come solo, but either way, we want to see YOUR beautiful face at the Coralville Marriott this weekend!  Get your tickets below NOW!  See you soon!

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At Iowa City Moms Blog we’re a group of local moms who are passionate about connecting other moms to one another and to our community! Whether you’re an experienced mom, a newbie, expecting, or aspiring to be a mom someday, this blog is for you! Join us as we navigate this journey that is motherhood in the Iowa City area!

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